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lupedelupe wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 1:10 pm
Fransw wrote: Sat Jan 27, 2024 2:23 pm Did you know...

More than 50% of 2024 Dakar rally cars were built in South Africa. Wow, how cool is that!!
50+% of all (presumably four-wheeled; not truck) vehicles, across all classes? If so then that is remarkable. Source?
Lupedelupe, good point! Ive read it somewhere in a recent online SA car magazine. Can't find it now. The local guy whose car that is also confirmed that. I think the trucks are the Russians' and Ukrainian's specialty. SA also built many T3/T4 cars...(dune buggy type)

Love watching the Dakar cars/bikes!

Edit: Here you go....''Of the 72 cars entered in Dakar 2024, thirty eight of them, 23 Toyota Hiluxes, 12 Centurys, three Red-Lined, and two Ford Rangers, were built in South Africa. That’s more than half the field! Twelve South Africans will also either drive or navigate''

https://www.motorsport.co.za/more-than- ... 20navigate.
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SA Built cars



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Fransw wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:08 pm
Edit: Here you go....''Of the 72 cars entered in Dakar 2024, thirty eight of them, 23 Toyota Hiluxes, 12 Centurys, three Red-Lined, and two Ford Rangers, were built in South Africa. That’s more than half the field! Twelve South Africans will also either drive or navigate''

https://www.motorsport.co.za/more-than- ... 20navigate.
Another article since the above website doesn't always work:

https://www.carmag.co.za/speed/motorspo ... ry-lineup/
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Snitch wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 8:54 pm SA Built cars



Interesting that they prefer the Toyota V8 engine (non turbo) for their builds!
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Tomorrow 17 February is World Pangolin Day!!!

Any plans for this special day? Remember to do your shopping early. Its gonna be crazy busy tomorrow!! :D

(If you do not know how to help our Pangolin just visit their website and donate something small or buy one of their very cool items)
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Happy World Pangolin Day!! :D

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Fransw wrote: Sat Feb 17, 2024 11:27 am Happy World Pangolin Day!! :D

Skritch, Skratch, Skrabble !!!
Happy Pangolin Day!
Freedom and Safety to all Pangolins! 8)

( Hope you don't run into any poachers or Vietnamese!) :evil:
Terrible that in this day and age of information and education, we still see human superstition, ignorance, vanity and pure arrogance and greed, that totally disregards nature and conservation ethics.
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Kirsten Neuschafer the single-handed sailer from South Africa is among the nominees for the Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the year!! Very well done!!

Go check it out and support her here: https://www.facebook.com/KirstenNeuschaferGGR
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The two "Superfans" that the Department of Sport, sent to the Rugby World Cup at taxpayers expense, cost us R1.3m. :evil:

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Whirly wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 1:16 pm The two "Superfans" that the Department of Sport, sent to the Rugby World Cup at taxpayers expense, cost us R1.3m. :evil:

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Things like this always reminds me of the classic piece of Inge Prins ''Die drie kaalkoppe eet tesame"

Disgusting short video but worth the watch!

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There are no more wild populations of Vervet monkeys in nature/wild. All live nearby humans and also rely on their leftovers for survival. The monkeys feast on anything and they love Banana Mageu.(see pics)
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...about the unselfish role of Mercy Dogs in WW1??(i didn't)

Dogs are awesome!!

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Engela Potgieter has the most interesting job/business! :D :smt023 :smt023 :smt023 https://www.facebook.com/engela.potgieter.5

From her FB page:
''My name is Engela and I am a barefoot hoof care provider / equine barefoot specialist / barefoot hoof trimmer. I have been trimming for almost 11 years.
My story is that I went to study Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch, but ended up answering the call of the horses!

Through the years I have studied and practised various barefoot trimming methods (there seem to be thousands of methods) and have worked with many hoof care professionals in order to keep learning.''
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Watch out for the Laureus Awards tomorrow 22/04/23 Madtid. Not sure about the time?

We have 3 nominees: Siya Kolisi, Springbok rugby team, and Kirsten Neushafer(sailing)
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